I stopped at an antique mall in Story City, Iowa and found some very cheerful quilts that would adapt nicely to using 5″ squares.
This first one is on my “must do” list – what a great way to show off some 1930s’ prints! I would make hourglass units as the alternate blocks and set this on point.
Another happy quilt pictured below – I like the use of the blue as the background fabric. I would use connecting corners on the bow ties rather than set in seams. And probably use sashing rather than the large plain alternate blocks since I wouldn’t have any hand quilting to show off.
What a great fast idea for a baby quilt shown here in red. I can see this with lots of novelty prints for an “I Spy” quilt.
The list of quilts I want to make just keeps growing!